River Hill POMS squad to hold clinic Nov. 17

Western Howard

October 28, 2007

The River Hill High School POMS squad invites students in grades two through five to its POMS Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the school.

POMS squad members will teach dance and techniques. The cost of $35 includes a T-shirt, a snack and participation in the halftime show during a River Hill High School varsity boys basketball game Dec. 5.

Early registration is recommended, but walk-in registration is available if space permits. Students should take a bag lunch.

Information: Christie Ficke, 443-831-9525; or Diana Alvarado, 301-706-9412.

Mustang Stampede to be held Saturday

The Marriotts Ridge High School Boosters will sponsor the third Mustang Stampede - a 5-kilometer race and a 1-mile run - at 9 a.m. Saturday, rain or shine.

Runners will be given T-shirts.

Information and registration: Craig Stout, mustang5k@com cast.net.

Glenwood library invites knitters

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will offer a "Let's Get Together: Knitting Circle" at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Knitters are invited to work and visit in the casual social group. They should take their own supplies. No instruction will be offered.

Registration is not required.

Information: 410-313-5577.

Around Town

Hayrides, pumpkins -- Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, will offer free hayrides and pumpkin picking from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Nov. 4, the last weekend the farm will be open to the public this year. An educational corn maze, a nature trail, observation beehives, a farm museum, fresh apple cider, scarecrow-making, face painting and a country store will be available. The farm will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 410-489-2572 or www.sharp farm.com.

Online newsletter -- The Glenwood library invites those ages 13 to 18 to add their voices to an online newsletter. Teens will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. 410-313-5577. To see a sample of "Teen 'Zine", go to www.hclibrary. org/teenzine.

Historic tea -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor an afternoon tea at historic Waverly Mansion in Marriottsville from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 8. Docents in period clothing will serve tea, sweets and savory dishes. The tea will be served in the restored mansion, which is furnished with period antiques. The cost is $25. Reservations are required. 410-465-8500.

Road work -- The State Highway Administration is working to relieve congestion and improve safety along Route 32 at Burntwoods Road by constructing a $30 million interchange that will require lane closings. The new interchange will remove two traffic signals at Burntwoods and Ten Oaks roads, and relocate several private driveways and local roads that intersect Route 32. The Route 32-Burnt- woods Road intersection will be relocated, and a roundabout, ramps, a bridge and a new access point will be added. Single-lane closings are planned along Route 32 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday. Single lanes also might be closed along Ten Oaks Road, Pfefferkorn Road and Burntwoods Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Traffic drums, signs and cones will guide motorists through work zones. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2009. 301-624- 8100 or www.marylandroads.com.

Roundabout -- Construction of a roundabout at Brighton Dam and Ten Oaks roads in Clarksville is continuing. Traffic will be permitted on both roads during construction, with flagging operations to direct motorists. Message boards and signs will be posted to advise motorists about the construction. The project is expected to be completed by spring.

CSX Corp. has reopened the railroad crossing at Woodstock and Old Court roads in Woodstock. Lisa Brightwell, 410-313-3440.

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